Luka Stražar was always amazed when he saw his father leaving or returning from the mountains with his strange and colorful gear. Ropes, harnesses, friends, and nuts. Tools that the young Slovenian has familiarized himself with and learned to use in the most beautiful and most challenging mountains in the world. On virgin walls and unclimbed peaks. Yet, as a child he would never have imagined that the mountains would become an integral part of his life, that he would become a professional mountain guide, and that his mountaineering skills would take him to the elite level, among the best of our time.
Luka Stražar has taken part in more than ten mountaineering expeditions in recent years and made countless ascents. He has also received many awards for his mountaineering achievements. Nominated several times as the best Slovenian mountaineer of the year, he has also earned two Piolet d’Or awards, the highest honor in the mountaineering field. The first in 2012, together with Nejc Marcic, for establishing a new route along the untouched west face of K7 (6,800 m, Charakusa Valley, Pakistan); the second in 2019, together with Aleš Česen and Tom Livingstone, for the first ascent of the north face of Latok I.
Always smiling, even in the most difficult moments, Luka Stražar continues to try to improve his technical skills so he can tackle even more demanding challenges, with the modern mountaineering problems involving the numerous and untouched mountains of six and seven thousand meters in the Himalayas and Karakorum.